Breathing techniques to improve your well-being
DATE: Saturday, March 11
TIME: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body. Regular pranayama practice will alleviate dullness, fatigue, and calm down the anxious mind. "Prana" means vital force and "Ayama" is distribution of energy. Because of our stressful lifestyle, we don’t maintain proper breathing patterns in our life. Most of us only use 30 percent of our lung capacity. Conscious and rhythmic breathing is an excellent tool to stimulate the relaxation response which results in an overall sense of well-being.
Researchers have documented the benefits of a regular practice of deep breathing, which include reduced anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, increased energy levels, muscle relaxation, and decreased feelings of stress.
During the workshop you will learn:
- The science of breathing
- Step-by-step instructions for regular practice
- Asanas for Pranayama
- Resources for regular practice
A regular practice of deep breathing is one of the best tools for improving your health and well-being.
Jay Kalathil is a regular yoga practitioner and a spiritual seeker who pursues the path of knowledge (Jnana Yoga). He is the founder of Mukthi Yoga Group (mukthi.com). The mission of MUKTHI (liberation from limitations) is to help individuals to achieve physical, mental and spiritual health to lead a joyful life.
In 2003, Jay started FREE YOGA classes on every weekend at Durga Temple in Fairfax Station, Virginia. He is an active volunteer for Life in Yoga foundation, Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center and Center for Inner Resources Development - North America.